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A survey of Chinese-owned businesses in New Zealand shows tourism operators are seeing fewer customers and their cash flows will only last about three months.
Hastings District Council has delayed its Amazing China-Hastings Year of Tourism competition because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Around 20% of the potential market has cancelled already with more expected in coming days.
NZ tourism is now more exposed to falls in the Chinese market than it was in the SARS crisis of 2003, says ASB.
The sector is bracing for the impact of the outbreak although estimates vary on its longterm effect.
A suspected case is being investigated in Queenstown as Jim Boult warns against “racism and xenophobia”.
NZX-listed tourism companies are starting to feel the effects of the outbreak.
Operators are urged to inform TNZ of cancellations so it can collate and share information.
The Chinese Govt ban on outbound tours will hit a significant proportion of NZ’s second-largest source market.
Destination Rotorua’s annual Chinese New Year event has taken place in Auckland as the Year of the Rat is ushered in.
Overseas airports are screening for the lethal strain from China but the Ministry of Health is not in favour.
A continuing drop in the China market could see the country miss out on half-a-billion dollars over the next two years.
The airline is focused on the Chinese city following a “challenging” 2019.
Destination Rotorua has partnered with Christchurch Airport to adopt Chinese smartphone app Alipay in a bid to help Rotorua businesses be more successful in the Chinese market.
The first of the gifts that are the heart of the Amazing China-Hastings Year of Tourism secondary school competition have arrived.
Kelvin Davis rejects criticism from National that the Govt has been ‘distracted’ over the China-NZ Year of Tourism.
Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development has launched a destination guide on Chinese social platform WeChat.
A kapa haka performance and special carving have been given by Te Puia | New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute in the official China-New Zealand Year of Tourism closing ceremony.
A ‘distracted’ Government has failed to deliver on China tourism, according to the National Party.
Tourism New Zealand has spent $327k on a campaign to run during China’s one-day shopping extravaganza, Singles Day, in a bid to promote New Zealand as a holiday destination.
Tourism minister Kelvin Davis will fly to China on Friday for the China-New Zealand Year of Tourism closing ceremony.
Operators will find it easier to employ Chinese tour guides under the new free trade agreement, says the govt.
Tourism minister Kelvin Davis is flying to China tomorrow to meet with minister of culture and tourism Luo Shugang, other political leaders and senior tourism officials to discuss future tourism cooperation opportunities.
SKYCITY Entertainment Group has won the Contribution to the Growth of Chinese Tourism in New Zealand accolade at the HSBC New Zealand China Trade Association Awards.
Tourism New Zealand has partnered with China’s tech giant Tencent Holdings to keep NZ “top of mind” for high-value Chinese visitors.
Tourism was on the agenda of last week’s official government visit to China led by the Minister for Trade and Export Growth, David Parker.
The drop contributed to an overall dip in total February arrivals to 417,900, down 1.3% on the same month last year.
China arrivals to New Zealand during the Chinese New Year Holiday period fell 9% on last year’s record level, according to an analysis by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.
Jacinda Ardern’s address to the 2019 China-NZ Year of Tourism launch at Te Papa on Saturday.
Tourism minister Kelvin Davis has rejected any suggestion the delay to the launch event of the 2019 China – NZ Year of Tourism was because of a strained relationship between the two countries.
The postponed event will now be held at Te Papa on 29 March.
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The China New Zealand Year of Tourism will help raise awareness of Aotearoa as a destination in second-tier Chinese cities, but expectations should not be for an immediate flood of visitors according to an expert on China travel.
New Zealand tourism operators should continue to have confidence in the Chinese market despite current global geopolitical tension according to former New Zealand prime minister Sir Bill English.
Tourism New Zealand chief executive Stephen England Hall said it is too soon to know whether the current uncertainty around government relations with China will affect visitor numbers.
The sector here risks a “large financial loss”, warns a Chinese government-controlled publication.
China has taken a shot across NZ’s economic bow. Industry should prepare for the worst.
Industry has downplayed the postponement of next week’s 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism launch, claiming there are no “shadows in the dark”.
Industry concerns are raised over a cooling relationship following the postponement of the 2019 China-NZ Year of Tourism launch.
Tourism minister Kelvin Davis says he is still excited for the China-New Zealand Year of Tourism despite the postponement of its launch.
The National Party has piled into the postponement of the launch of the China-NZ Year of Tourism claiming the government is putting a vital relationship at risk.
There’s anecdotal evidence of a slowdown in Chinese New Year activity – here’s the first piece of hard data.
China Southern Airlines has added sponsorship of New Zealand’s largest showcase of Chinese culture to its portfolio of investments fostering relations between the two countries.
Growth is directly related to China’s economic performance, says a visiting economist.
Around 120 tourism professionals, government representatives and academics have converged on Te Papa today for new insight on China’s outbound tourism market.
The power of connections, social networks and the necessity of WeChat were the top lessons to emerge at Destination Rotorua and the North Asia Centre for Asia Pacific Excellence’s first China-ready workshop.
Wayfare, Skyline, NZICC and ACB will together target the lucrative Chinese incentives and conference market.
Xu Erwen on the potential opportunities ahead in the 2019 China – NZ Year of Tourism.
Te Papa will host the official 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism opening ceremony on 20 February next year.
Destination Queenstown is gearing up for next week’s inaugural China Tourism Exchange travelling to Shanghai, Hangzhou and Chengdu which comes ahead of next year’s China-New Zealand Year of Tourism.